Sunday, January 13, 2008

Things I Think About

I've been finding this presidential campaign pretty darned interesting. Though I've always been registered Republican, I think I'm as far from Republican as I can be. I'm not sure what I'll do when I get to vote in the primaries since most of the Republican candidates quite frankly scare me. I just took a "Straw Poll" on line and it showed the demographics of the U.S. based on who is voting for which candidate. According to this poll, Hillary is clearly the choice among Dems, but when it comes to the GOP....there is no one clear winner. That makes me feel better.

I've taken The World's Smallest Political Quiz, and according to that I'm a Liberatarian. That's how Nittanybri is registered. I don't know that I'm ready to take the step to actually register as one. Though I'm all for government change.

There's a gentleman I work with that is preaching the word of Ron Paul. I want to like Ron Paul, but every time I see him in a debate he looks like an incompetant, senile old man who makes no sense when he responds to a question. I really do not think there will ever be any change to our goverment until we finally elect someone representing another party besides Republican or Democrat. And I don't see how anyone that's not Dem or Rep will ever get elected.

On a completely different note...I begin my first masters class this coming week. The class is Museum Studies. I'm really looking forward to it. It's just one night a week. I'm also hoping there's not alot of homework. I'm getting lazier.

I've finally gotten smarter too about buying books for my classes. When I first started school, I'd buy books from the book store. Then in more recent years, I learned to buy them used on line because they were cheaper. Now, I'm not buying books at all but borrowing them from the library. Hopefully this doesn't backfire on me.

And finally, I just heard on the news where one of Hillary's political advisors (I think) got a DUI over the weekend. Recently in my neck of the woods, a former Commander of the PA State Police was arrested for DUI and you may remember the head of MADD was also arrested for DUI. A couple of weeks ago, several of us were playing a game of Trivial Pursuit and the question was "What's the most common arrest in the U.S.?" Guess what it was? DUI! So, all these arrests, jail time, fines, and supposed behavior modifying therapy are doing what???? It seems these laws have been concocted just to make the counties, cops, and counseling services richer. But it's not solving the problem, nor will it ever unless, in my opinion, prohibition is reinstated.

2 comments:

Bone said...

Wow, you're not a libertarian. You're a prohibitionist! Let's bust some bottles, baby!

It said I was a centrist.

CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government
control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on
the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice.

Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind, tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.


Yeah, that's pretty much me. Extremists get on my every nerve, and practical solutions for everyone, I say!

Coyote Mike said...

Please don't get sucked into the Ron Paul idiocy. The man used to publish a racist/survivalist magazine. He's a fool and a liar and will ruin the country if he gets elected. Which he won't. He has no delegate votes, only gotten 4% of the vote in the primaries so far. Please, pick another.